Golden Gate Bridge

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  • The Golden Gate Bridge: A Truss Bridge?

    many different types of bridges. More specifically, there are many types of truss bridges. One popular truss bridge is the Golden Gate Bridge, which is located in San Francisco, California. This bridge is a Warren deck truss bridge because of the equal size of the diagonals and to contain both tension and compression (Types of bridges) and it has a Suspension, fixed and approach Spans because of the metal braced ribbed deck arch.(Golden Gate Bridge). Some other important features of this bridge are steel girders are which were used to strengthen and add support to the bridge 's roadway. (The Golden Gate Bridge and Its Environment) There are many materials that were used to create this bridge. Such as masonry, iron, steel, concrete,…

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  • The Golden Gate Bridge Analysis

    against the rust of the bridge and one inhales the scenery. The salty breeze, amazement, desire, hope, acceptance, loneliness, helplessness, humiliation, pain; a swirl of feelings overpowering and clashing with your inner self. No longer able to escape from reality, they’ve concluded that they’ve endured enough and the desire to numb the pain grows. Their minds running around one last possibility in circles, all concluded with a jump. The Golden Gate Bridge, the main focus of the film, is a…

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  • Analysis Of The Golden Gate Bridge By Kevin Briggs

    The Golden Gate Bridge is well known for its beauty, but is often used as a jumping place. The chief engineer of it stated “The bridge is practically suicide-proof. Suicide from the bridge is neither practical nor probable.” (qtd. by Strauss). But, as stated before many have attempted suicide by jumping from the bridge. Kevin Briggs uses personal experiences to establish his credibility as an expert of the topic and to help those who are contemplating suicide or those who know someone that is…

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  • Golden Gate Bridge

    Introduction The golden gate bridge is one of the most famous suspension bridges in the world. It spans the golden gate strait which is a mile wide and three miles long. It is seen as one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It is also one of the internationally recognized symbols of America and to be precise San Francisco. Nearly 112 000 vehicles cross the bridge daily. Although the bridge is one of the biggest engineering marvels and over 13 engineers…

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  • Golden Gate Bridge Case Study

    A Story: The Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge considered as an internationally acknowledged symbol of United Sates, California and San Francisco, is 1 mile wide and 3 mile long. Located between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay in San Francisco; it is undoubtedly the most photographed bridge of all time. It is suspended at a height of 4,200 feet. The Golden Gate Bridge was opened in 1937 and remained the longest suspension bridge till 1964. This marvel of architecture links north…

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  • Golden Gate Bridge Research Paper

    On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was officially open to the public.The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects San Francisco with Marin County.It was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964 when the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built in New York.It is the only route that connects San Francisco with Marin County and about 112,000 cars cross it every day.That concludes to about 41 million cars a year. During the early 1800s to early 1900s, the only route to…

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  • Argumentative Essay: On The Golden Gate Bridge

    Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death and is mostly caused by mental breakdown or illness. Today, thousands of people resort to ending their own lives to resolve their struggles in life. Although firearms are the most commonly used method of suicide, a large number of people have—many, successfully— attempted to end their lives leaping off of a bridge. On the Golden Gate Bridge—a famous American landmark—alone, suicides are now averaging to two a month. With that being…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Golden Gate Bridge

    Over the past years, the Golden Gate Bridge is known as the Bridge of Death. It has claimed many lives since 1937. It is known as a tourist attraction, however it also attracts those from other states who are contemplating suicide. According to statistics, since the bridge opened there has been more than 1600 deaths recorded. As the board of the Golden Gate Bridge we propose that we make the bridge suicide proof. There are some citizens who would argue against the board’s proposal to make the…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Golden Gate Bridge

    My family has two places where we live, each one on opposite sides of the Golden Gate Bridge. While I like to say that I love each of them equally, I find myself often having a favorite. They have been in my family since before I was born. Even though I spend the majority of my time in San Francisco, my house in Petaluma will always be my home. Somehow my family always gets more familiar with each other once we pass Novato. Our shoulders relax and we push the stress from the city off for a…

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  • Visual Analysis Essay On The Golden Gate Bridge

    Name: Institutional Affiliation Visual Analysis Essay The assigned artwork is that of the construction of the Golden Bridge Gate in San Francisco, California. The Golden Gate Bridge is 1.6 km wide and 4.8 kilometers long and was among the premier suspension bridges to be built in the United States. The piece of artwork was drawn on oil and canvas in 1943 as the project was still under construction by Ray Strong (Strong, 2009). At the time of its construction, the bridge was considered…

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